Tag Archives: Ohio

Grand Jury: No Charges For OH Woman Who Miscarried

NBC News reports: An Ohio woman who faced a felony charge after she miscarried at home will not be charged, a grand jury decided Thursday. Brittany Watts, 34, had been charged with abuse of a corpse after she miscarried into a toilet on Sept. 22 at her home in Warren, some 60 miles south of Cleveland. Her case has drawn …

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Ohio GOP Rep Suggests Trans Advocates Be Drowned

The Daily Beast reports: The Ohio Republican behind a bill that would ban transgender students from using bathrooms aligned with their gender identity quoted scripture in justifying the legislation on Wednesday, deploying a verse suggesting that her opponents should be drowned in the sea. State Rep. Beth Lear whipped out the reference to Luke 17:2 while answering questions on House …

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Dozens Of Proud Boys Rally At Ohio Capitol [VIDEO]

Columbus’s ABC affiliate reports: Members of the Proud Boys arrived at the Statehouse early on Saturday afternoon, and were met by a group of counter-protesters calling itself JUST, which stands for Justice, Unity, and Social Transformation. The counter-protesters said they were there to combat misinformation. “The memory of what this country is headed to is happening right before our eyes,” …

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7-Term GOP Rep. Bill Johnson To Resign January 21st

Youngstown’s NBC affiliate reports: Valley Congressman and incoming Youngstown State University President Bill Johnson will begin his new job as YSU President beginning January 22. According to a message sent out to YSU’s community by Trustee Chairman Michael Peterson, Johnson has submitted his resignation from Congress on Tuesday and his term as Congressman will end January 21 with him taking …

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GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Vetoes Anti-Trans Bill

The Columbus Dispatch reports: Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday struck down legislation that would have banned transgender girls from female sports and restricted the medical care of transgender minors. House Bill 68, which cleared the House and Senate earlier this month, would have prevented doctors from prescribing hormones, puberty blockers or gender reassignment surgery before patients turn 18. It also …

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Tennessee Pastor Arrested On Child Porn Charges

CBS News reports: Cleveland Police say they got a lead from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of child sexual abuse material online. Their detectives got a search warrant for Richard Sentell’s home. Sentell was arrested on Tuesday for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor with greater than a hundred images. Sentell is the pastor at Cornerstone Church of …

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Ohio Grand Jury May Indict Woman Who Miscarried

The Guardian reports: A grand jury is set to decide whether an Ohio woman who miscarried a nonviable fetus should face criminal consequences. Brittany Watts, who was reportedly turned into the police after her September miscarriage, has been charged with the fifth-degree felony of “abuse of a corpse” in Trumbull County, Ohio. Her case has been held up as evidence …

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GOP Scrambles To Block Ohio QAnon House Candidate

Politico reports: House Republicans are scrambling to fix a potential nightmare that’s unfolding in a must-win race in northwestern Ohio. The GOP is eager to block J.R. Majewski from winning its nomination to challenge veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur. Majewski lost his previous bid for Congress last year, after a news report on his military records indicated he lied about …

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Nazi Flags Found In Home Of Walmart Mass Shooter

Newsweek reports: Walmart mass shooting suspect Benjamin Charles Jones may have been at least partially inspired by a racially motivated violent extremist ideology, according to the FBI. The 20-year-old is suspected of using a Hi-Point .45 caliber carbine to shoot four people at a Walmart in Beavercreek, near Dayton, Ohio, on November 20 before turning the gun on himself. Officers …

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7-Term GOP Rep. Bill Johnson Won’t Seek Reelection

Roll Call reports: Republican Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio announced Tuesday he will not seek reelection in 2024 after accepting an offer to become Youngstown State University’s new president. Johnson, who was first elected to represent The Buckeye State’s 6th District in 2010, said in a statement he will continue serving in the House “for several more months” and that …

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Gunman Dead After Shooting Four At Ohio Walmart

CBS News reports: Four people were shot Monday night in the Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio by a man who walked in and started firing, police in the Dayton suburb said. The victims were taken to area hospitals and their conditions weren’t known, police said. According to police, the gunman died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and officers didn’t fire …

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Ohio GOP Advances Bill To Defy Federal Gun Laws

The Ohio Capital Journal reports: An Ohio House committee has signed off on the Second Amendment Preservation Act, clearing the way for its consideration on the floor. The measure removes references in state firearms law to federal statutes and places strict limits on cooperation with federal officials. The stated purpose being to keep local agencies from enforcing federal laws or …

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Ohio Catholic Priest Gets Life On Child Sex Charges

Toledo’s CBS affiliate reports: A former northwest Ohio priest was sentenced Friday, just over three years after he was initially arrested on charges of sex trafficking minors and adults, charges on which he was ultimately found guilty. Michael Zacharias appeared in federal court Friday afternoon, where a judge sentenced him to life in prison on two counts and 20 years …

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Ohio Republicans To File Bill Banning All State Courts From Enforcing Voter-Backed Abortion Rights Measure

The Ohio Capital Journal reports: Issue 1, the proposal to enshrine abortion access into the state constitution, passed 57-43% on election night. Despite this large victory, Statehouse Republicans have been mulling over ways to combat it. State Rep. Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester) is seemingly leading this fight with other far-right representatives Bill Dean (R-Xenia), Melanie Miller (R-Ashland) and Beth Lear …

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Ohio Republicans Vow To Defy Abortion Rights Measure: “No Amendment Can Overturn Our God-Given Rights”

The Meidas Touch reports: Days after Ohio voters passed Issue 1 and codified abortion rights into Ohio’s constitution, Republicans are not accepting the election results. In a new, unhinged press release issued by the Ohio House Republican Committee, GOP members rant that “foreign billionaires” impacted the election results and call the results tainted by so-called “foreign interference.” It is unclear …

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Ohio Catholic Church Blew $1.7M On Abortion Issue

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Voters who approved Ohio’s Issue 1 Tuesday dealt a blow to Catholic bishops and activists who mounted an unprecedented campaign to stop abortion from becoming a constitutional right in the state. They still lost by a 14-point margin, 57%-43%. The church in Ohio spent more than $1.7 million trying to convince voters to reject the amendment. …

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Vance: GOP Lost “Moral Argument” Against Abortion

“For pro lifers, last night was a gut punch. No sugar coating it. Giving up on the unborn is not an option. It’s politically dumb and morally repugnant. Instead, we need to understand why we lost this battle so we can win the war. I was very involved in the ‘no’ campaign for issue 1, so let me share a …

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Biden Spikes The Ball: “MAGA Extremists” Lost In Ohio

Via press release from the White House: Tonight, Americans once again voted to protect their fundamental freedoms – and democracy won. In Ohio, voters protected access to reproductive health in their state constitution. Ohioans and voters across the country rejected attempts by MAGA Republican elected officials to impose extreme abortion bans that put the health and lives of women in …

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OH Becomes 24th State To Legalize Recreational Weed

The Associated Press reports: Ohio voters approved a measure legalizing recreational marijuana on Tuesday, defying Republican legislative leaders who had failed to pass the proposed law. Passage of Issue 2 makes Ohio the 24th state to allow adult cannabis use for non-medical purposes. The new law will allow adults 21 and over to buy and possess up to 2.5 ounces …

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BREAKING: Ohio Voters Approve Abortion Rights

First, a Washington Post report on exit polling: Most men and women voted yes on Issue 1, according to preliminary exit polls, with women doing so by a slightly wider margin. Exit polls found more than 8 in 10 Black voters supported establishing a right to abortion in the state’s constitution, as did more than 7 in 10 Hispanic voters. …

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